|Poster:||J.B. Nicholson||Date:||Jan 18, 2009 9:35pm|
|Forum:||us_congress||Subject:||No, C-SPAN isn't good enough.|
Congress should distribute raw footage of hearings, inaugurations, and other public functions and let multiple places handle all the rest of the details (archiving, transcoding to other formats, and distribution).
So, no, C-SPAN isn't the appropriate venue for this, particularly if it's the sole venue. No single distributor can be trusted and nobody who distributes the work should be able to lock it up.
We need to make better demands on the government for how to treat its public records.